Social media, and its many uses and implications, is a controversial topic. On the one hand, it is a great way of gathering and sharing information quickly to a large group of people. On the other hand, sometimes too much information, of any kind, can be overwhelming and can have negative implications on people of all ages, races and origins. But what does social media have to do with Dr. Anthony Geroulis and his cosmetic surgery practice, North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery?
According to a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, one third of the group members polled cited an increase in requests for procedures due to a patient’s concerns, especially those under the age of 30, about how they looked on social media. One of the many complaints of social media sites is that people only post the best, and most likely exaggerated, aspects of their life. This causes many individuals to feel like others have a perfect life, far better than their own. Causing even more of a problem are photo filters and editing tools that alter the appearance of those that use them, celebrities and average citizens, alike. This study shows that many patients are opting for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to alter their appearance due to these pressures.